THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE 2022 NORTH AMERICAN MOTORHEART TOUR LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 10, 2021 – Multi-platinum UK rock icons THE DARKNESS – frontman/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist/producer Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, drummer Rufus Taylor –announced dates for their 2022 North American Motorheart Tour in support of their brilliant new album Motorheart released on November 19th via Cooking Vinyl. The Darkness will showcase the live potency of Motorheart next Spring to U.S. and Canadian audiences across thirty-four shows kicking off on March 9th in San Diego and wrapping on April 24th in Boston. With a back catalogue overflowing with sonic gold and a live reputation that most bands can only dream of attaining, fans will be treated to new songs from Motorheart ‘s joyous bombast as well as hits from The Darkness’ award-winning, platinum-selling music. The Dead Deads will open for The Darkness on all dates. Tickets and VIP upgrades go on sale Monday, December 13th @10am local times via http://www.thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates/ for tickets and via https://the-darkness.tmstor.es/product/90130 for VIP upgrades. Justin Hawkins shares, “You there, in the Americas – hear me, and hear me well: The Darkness know your pain, know that you have cried yourselves to sleep every night, bereft of quality English rock music. Well, desist from weeping and pull up your fully grown adult pants – salvation is upon you! As doctors, we UNDERSTAND the healing power of rock music and we have instructed our minions to make arrangements for us to visit your moderately distant shores. The cryogenically sealed Tupperware box of roadies has been set to “Thor” and the mighty winged chariot has been dusted off. Remember – one lick of Darkness sweat and you will be cured – you will literally walk again, without Covid or anything! But what price freedom and eternal life, I hear you ask? To you sir, about thirty bucks (plus local taxes and booking fee). Now get the fuck in!” Over three million concert tickets sold around the world, four Top Ten albums, two hundred million streams on Spotify, five Top Ten singles and numerous industry awards, and The Darkness have toured with giants including Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Lady Gaga, Black Sabbath, Def Leopard, KISS and Ed Sheeran. Premier Guitar says “The Darkness embody rock ’n’ roll’s glorious, flamboyant id. They preen, cavort, and swan with the best,” National Rock Review states, “From start to finish, this is one of the most fun shows you will ever see. In fact, it’s likely that any show that you go see after this will struggle to live up to the adrenaline rush that is delivered by The Darkness” and LA Weekly proclaims, “The Darkness’ live show remains an untouchable entertainment assault that schools bands of all eras and genres.” Motorheart Tour – 2022 North American dates:3/9 San Diego, CA @The Observatory North Park3/10 Las Vegas, NV @House of Blues 3/12 Tempe, AZ @Marquee Theatre3/13 Santa Ana, CA @The Observatory 3/15 Los Angeles, CA @The Novo3/16 San Francisco, CA @The Regency Ballroom3/17 Portland, OR @Roseland Theater3/18 Seattle, WA @The Showbox3/20 Vancouver, BC @Vogue Theatre3/22 Calgary, AB @The Palace Theatre3/23 Edmonton, AB @Union Hall3/25 Winnipeg, MB @The Park Theatre 3/26 Minneapolis, MN @Varsity Theater3/28 Milwaukee, WI @The Rave/Eagles Club – The Rave Hall3/29 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre3/30 Chicago, IL @Park West4/1 Sauget, IL @Pop’s Nighclub & Concert Venue4/2 Kansas City, MO @The Truman4/3 Dallas, TX @Granada Theater4/5 Austin, TX @Mohawk4/6 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 4/8 Nashville, TN @Brooklyn Bowl4/9 Atlanta, GA @The Masquerade4/10 Orlando, FL @The Beacham Theatre4/12 Tampa, FL @The Ritz Ybor4/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL @Culture Room4/15 Charlotte, NC @Neighborhood Theatre4/16 Warrendale, PA @Jergel’s Rhythm Grille4/18 New York, NY @Webster Hall4/19 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre4/20 Buffalo, NY @Town Ballroom4/22 Asbury Park, NJ @Asbury Lanes4/23 Philadelphia, PA @Brooklyn Bowl4/24 Boston, MA @Royale Motorheart has been greeted with both critical acclaim and huge excitement from fans, who were titillated by a string of fantastic tracks and videos. Singles “It’s Love, Jim,”“Jussy’s Girl,”“Nobody Can See Me Cry” and “Motorheart”demonstrate an album of immeasurable rock and roll extravagance. “It’s Love, Jim” is an all-out rock ‘n’ roll barrage, “Jussy’s Girl” oozes melodic rock, “Nobody Can See Me Cry” is a high-octane riffola and the growling, pounding “Motorheart” brims with the band’s trademark vocals and blazing guitars. Loudwire dubs Motorheart “A full force rock ‘n’ roll bash,” Kerrang! calls it “Riff-filled and joyfully thrusting” and Billboard raves the “album helps solidify the band’s legacy as one of the United Kingdom’s preeminent rock acts of the past two decades.” Alternative Press gushes, “On their seventh album, the four-piece are back at it, creating joyous, defiant rock that pummels and shakes,” The Big Takeover praises, “Motorheart… is a glorious exercise in meaty arena rock guitar riffs and soaring falsetto vocals,”The Aquarian enthuses, “The amazing Motorheart (is) another eventual classic, with songs that should be chart toppers and radio staples” and Ultimate Classic Rockdeclares, “The Darkness’ rock ‘n’ roll sounds like one of the genre’s last great hopes, all delivered with a wink, a smile and an armful of killer riffs.”
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